Vice President addresses Global Summit of Women in UAE
VGP - Vietnamese Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan attended and delivered her remarks at the opening ceremony of the Global Summit of Women 2023 which took place in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on May 4.
Vo asked for creating favorable conditions for women to bring into play their potential and make contributions to the society.
She underlined the need to ensure a global environment of peace, stability, and cooperation for development, enhancing multi-level cooperation among countries, organizations, and businesses in empowering women economically.
The development of education and training in science-technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is a fundamental factor to enhance women's participation and readiness in the era of digital transformation and knowledge-based economy, Vo noted.
She emphasized the necessity of integrating gender issues and empowering women in building and implementing socio-economic development policies.
The Vietnamese Vice President shared Viet Nam's efforts and crucial achievements in gender equality and women empowerment.
The proportion of female deputies in the National Assembly reaches 30.3 percent while the rate of women-owned businesses hits 29.8 percent, ranking sixth among countries with the highest proportion of female entrepreneurs.
Vietnamese women are also contributing to addressing global challenges, with female officers and soldiers participating in the UN peacekeeping missions, she said.
Viet Nam's policies have facilitated women to do business, encouraging them to join in fields such as science, technology, engineering to unleash their strengths and entrepreneurial spirit, she added.
The event, themed "Women: Leading a New Climate of Change", was held from May 4-6.
The Vietnamese delegation has actively joined in plenary and thematic sessions covering various practical topics, including assessing new challenges and trends in different regions and the world, gender equality in the workplace, the role of women in addressing climate change, digital transformation, and ensuring gender equality metrics./.